Sunday, March 29, 2015

Glam Polish The Prestige & MoYou London Fashionista 11

Good morning friends! Quick post today. I have to finish up some homework and then do some Easter nails. Yesterday I shared my Glam Polish Master's of Illusion collection swatches. For today and my next few posts, I'll be showing you those beauties with some nail art!

Here's Glam Polish The Prestige stamped using MoYou London Fashionista 11 in Mundo de Unas Violet. I love this plate because it's one of those with a continuous design covering the whole plate so each nail is different, but still ties in with the rest of the nails.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Glam Polish Limited Edition Masters of Illusion Collection Swatches

Happy Saturday loves! Today I have swatches 5 out of the 9 polishes from the new Limited Edition Masters of Illusion collection from Glam Polish to share with you. All swatches are 3 coats with topcoat. Let's take a look at these mesmerizing beauties!

The Prestige--tinted holographic base with ultra holo glitter, iridescent rainbow flakies and sparkly microflakies, glass flecks and shimmer.

Escape Artist--holographic base with ultra holo glitter, cyan/violet flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer

Sorcerer’s Apprentice-- holographic base with ultra holo glitter, golden/green flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer.

Death Defying Acts--holographic base with ultra holo glitter, pink/green flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer.

Mad Magician--holographic base with ultra holo glitter, violet/red flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer.

The formula of these polishes was easy to work with and built up nicely. These polishes had so much depth to them that it was hard to capture how pretty they truly are. I did nail art over all 5 of these polishes so hopefully you'll get a better look at their beauty when I share those with you this week. 

Rachel of Glam Polish described this collection as consisting of "nine amazing special effect shades with stunning mixes of flakies, holo, microflakies and color shifting glass flecks." She recommends using the color shifting shades (Mad Magician, Prest-o Change-o, Deceptive Practice, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Death Defying Acts, and Escape Artist) over a base color in order to see the color shift better. 

This collection will be available April 1st at 5pm EST (USA) and April 2nd 8am AEST (AUS). You can purchase these polishes here with shipping to Australia & USA. Shipping rates to USA are $3.50 USD for the first polish and an extra $1.00 for each additional polish.

Friday, March 27, 2015

OPI Do You Take Lei Away & MoYou London Tropical 01

Happy Friday beauties! I'm so happy that Spring is here because that means lots of colorful manis and floral prints to come! Here's my first one using one of the polishes from the OPI Hawaii Collection.

I used OPI Do You Take Lei Away and stamped using MoYou London Tropical 01 in Mundo de Unas White.

I added some gold glitter in the center of the flowers to make it pop. You probably can't tell, but I made this into a gel manicure with Gelibility. I love having my stamped manis last me all week at work now. I just need to figure out a way to use studs with gel and get through the week without them falling off. I've already tried anchoring the stud with gel topcoat, curing, then adding 2 coats of topcoat and curing. Any suggestions?!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Celtic Knot for St. Paddy's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! So I did this gel mani yesterday morning before work. The original image of a shamrock I wanted to use from Bundle Monster BM-H05 just did not want to transfer to my gel. I've come to the conclusion that a lot of my BM images won't transfer on gel or topcoated nails because I've had this issue several times now that I've been using gel or only using BM when I swatch (over topcoated polish). Anyways I decided to use plan B and use the only Irish or St. Patrick's related image from one of my MoYou London plates as my MoYou London images transfer seamlessly to gel polish or topcoated nails.

I used OPI GelColor Alpine Snow and stamped using MoYou London Tourist 04 in Mundo de Unas Orange. I used Gelibility with Essie Shake Your Money Maker and China Glaze Angel Wings.

It's a bummer I finally had the chance to use my St. Patrick's themed images and it didn't end up working out. I've now added MoYou Festive 17 to my to-buy list!